Successful Parenting Plans Help Families Arrive At A New Normal

Divorce is difficult and young children can add to the challenge of arriving at a new normal. Coming up with cohesive parenting plans in Washington that take everyone’s needs into consideration can go a long way toward creating a successful new family dynamic. Drew Barrymore, the beloved actress from “E.T.,” together with her ex-husband, are providing an excellent example of what successful co-parenting can look like.

The couple share two young daughters and they strive to celebrate the girls’ accomplishments as a cohesive family unit. Ms. Barrymore acknowledges that this requires constant planning. Recent studies agree with this point of view. The key to co-parenting successfully is to focus on the needs of the children and what the parents can do together to meet those needs.

Perhaps the principal need of children in a divorce situation is to maintain good relationships with both parents. It is widely acknowledged that children do best when two parents are involved in their lives. In addition, it is imperative that the children understand they are loved no differently than when their parents were together. Children are best off when they are shielded as much as possible from existing conflict between their parents.

Successful parenting plans in Washington put the needs of the children upfront and work best when parents are willing to do the work to enable the plan to succeed. A person in Washington who is considering a divorce may wish to consult with an experienced family law attorney. An experienced lawyer can look at the family situation and aide the client in arriving at a settlement that considers the needs of all the parties involved.

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Stacy Heard is an accomplished and well-respected family law attorney in Seattle, Washington who has served clients for over 20 years. Stacy specializes in matrimonial and family law. She handles matters of divorce, high-conflict parenting plan/child custody issues, international custody disputes and Hague Convention cases, complex financial issues, relocation, restraining orders, child support, and modifications of Parenting Plans and Child Support Orders.

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